Dunderberg Snow conditions

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
SE Face Dunderberg
Submission Info
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:00am
38° 3' 50.9832" N, 119° 15' 56.8044" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Went for a tour up the SE face of Dunderberg today. We left the car around 630 this morning with the goal of skiing the north couloir. However, Slightly colder overnight temperatures and strong SW winds produced a more substantial freeze last night than we have seen in the past couple of days, and continued strong winds pushed the transition later than we had expected. Supportable melt freeze crust was present throughout our ascent. We were worried that the brisk winds would keep things locked up for quite a while and switched gears and decided to descend via the SE face instead, taking advantage of the solar gain. We ended up waiting on top until about 1030 for the snow to soften up a bit and we found our timing to be just about perfect with primo corn skiing from top to bottom.  

 

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Leaving the car this morning the temperature was just below 40°F and the wind was strong out of the SW. Thin cloud cover early this morning burned off around 9 am and skies became clear. The wind kept things a bit brisk all morning.

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